On Sat, 2004-12-25 at 11:21 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
A few key tips:
- don't build as root -- set up the ~/rpmbuild thing instead
Why is it so? What's wrong about building rpms as root?
- make as few changes as possible from the original RPM;
your life easier later.
Well, I think patching is nicer. Create always a patch using diff tool
and add it to a spec file.
- put your own 'tag' in the release field. For example, if
of the package is '3', make yours "3msilber1", and the next
"3msilber2". (And don't be afraid to increment that number even when
your changes are tiny -- you're not going to run out of integers, and
having separately-named files is handy.)
Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux ------> <http://linux.bu.edu/>